Today let’s talk about making money. How’s that for a subject all writers are interested in?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Oh man I love that quote. I would love to tell you that making money isn’t important to me, but that would be a bald-faced lie. Of course I want to make money. I get tired of mac-n-cheese just like everyone else. I’d love to have the money to take Bev out for a nice dinner at a restaurant or, heaven forbid, actually go on a real vacation like the ones I read about online. I don’t need to be rich but damn, it sure would be nice to be secure. J
If I had to name the number one complaint I see from writers it would be related to making money….especially those who make money from online endeavors…blogging, writer’s sites like HubPages or Bubblews, content mills….everyone is looking for a bigger piece of the pie and I understand that.
Here’s what I think:
TIP OF THE DAY
What has worked for you in the past? Where have you had success, no matter how limited? Figure that out and then replicate it. As my dad was fond of saying, beating a dead horse does no good at all. If something you are doing is not working then quit doing it. Duh! If something is working then keep on doing it. Duh!
SECOND TIP OF THE DAY
Contact other writers who are finding success and brainstorm with them. Ask for their advice. Quit bouncing around your writing studio talking to yourself and seek the counsel of others who have had success. I have found writers to be very generous with advice when asked, but of course I only hang with giving people. J
THIRD TIP OF THE DAY
FOURTH TIP OF THE DAY
Work harder! I don’t see any reason to expound on this one.
FIFTH TIP OF THE DAY
Help each other. Combined you can become a force; alone you can become a lost wanderer with barely enough money to buy a Big Mac.
Here, I’ll give you an example. One of my favorite young writers, and a genuinely good person, is Marissa. You can find her blog, Tiny Pilgrim, here, and I encourage you all to give her some support and spread the love.
AND THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY
No contests, no nothing other than the above-mentioned tips. You know where to find me if you want to chat about making money.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”